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I Was Married to a Sociopath

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 16 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    i am mother of 4 wonderful kids although severly messed up as a direct result of their father my soon hopefully to be x husband molesting and raping them for years I never seen this it totally came out over time and i mean in tiny little increments now here is where i am and...
    michellelangmack michellelangmack 31-35 2 Responses Aug 22, 2011

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    Married To A Sociopath

    I am now married to a sociopath, I am lied to about everything including the air he breaths...I found out he has 2 children and doesnt even see them..I had no idea!...I have been with him for almost 3 years..at first eveything was great...then i would see a lie or two ignore it...
    deana34 deana34 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    Finally Free!!!!!

    I was married to a sociopath for ten long years! I was only nineteen when I fell in love with my now ex husband. I became pregnant almost right away, too soon for me to realize what  he really was. On top of his personality disorder he also had a drug addiction which his...
    rosalielac rosalielac 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2010

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    My Sociopathic Former Husband

    For twenty years I convinced myself that he was just too smart for feelings or emotion. I convinced myself the masquerade that the world saw was real. Everyone thought he was brilliant, funny and charming, so why was he so cold to me? There was only one truth, it must be me. For...
    residueoflife residueoflife 46-50 Mar 29, 2013

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    Do I Know What Happend?

    No. Can I explain it? No. Am I glad that the nightmare is finally over? abso-freaking-lutely! I met my husband, we're separated now, 6 years ago. I was 21, and just out of a terrible relationship with someone that was also probably a sociopath, but that's another story. We dated...
    fallingwthgrace fallingwthgrace 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    The 10-year Nightmare: Married To A Sociopathic Woman

    I am finally divorcing my wife of nearly 11 years. I started the process last summer and she refuses to agree or settle. For the entire time I was married to her, I tried desperately to make things better and figure out what the problem was in my marriage. The low point, and...
    dukearthur2011 dukearthur2011 36-40 16 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    Help I'm Married to a Sociopath and Don't Know What to Do

      I am not a sociopath but I believe my husband is.  I am in the process of getting divorced and I am also pregnant with his child.  He has been abusive physically, emotionally and verbally which is why I am divorcing him.  He is great at manipulating people...
    kikikyta kikikyta 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    i have just found out my husband is a sociopath

    i am worried and scarred i always thought he was just a cofused man after his awful childhood but the past year has been so awful lying by saying he has cancer going away to say been admitted cancer ward but not telling me where intercepting my bank accounts and stealing and...
    tenovus tenovus 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Actually I still am married to a sociopath.

    I have prayed and hoped that she would somehow change, but I know that isn't going to happen. I have to save myself. She has been having an on going affair for quite some time. I have digital recording of her talking to one of her girlfriends about, and she of course denies...
    john83815 john83815 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 19

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    Confronting His Sociopathy Is The Most Terrifying Thing I've Done

    I was introduced to my ex through a mutual friend who sang his praises about how he was the "smartest guy he knew." They'd attended a top law school together a decade before. Almost immediately after we met he began to woo me. It was all very romantic....dinners, handwritten...
    nylonfemme76 nylonfemme76 31-35 3 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    The Federal Agent Sociopath

    I met him when I was 17. We dated for 5 years before we were married. When I think back on it, he lied alot then. He also would be missing and I could not find him some days without explaination. After marriage, we had fun. I found him lying for no reason, but i figured, no harm...
    emerald64 emerald64 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    Where do I begin I will make this short,

    if you want to know more I will share my story to help others . So this is the short vision I was 19 when I fell in love with man, was married for 27 years. Found out he had over 200 women and I had the proof, was into bondage big time, spend thousands and thousands of dollars...
    sue1960 sue1960 51-55, F 6 days ago

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    I was married once and my marriage failed... quite miserably.. I have always thought that I am just one of those people who were never meant to be married; even from a very young...
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    I am in love with a married man. Please no harsh judgements and just hear my side of the story. I am 21 years old (he is 45) and in college I met a guy 3.5 months ago and on our...
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    Ending my relationship With a married man. Feel like I'm getting my life back, never knew he was married until 2 years in . I was in love and stupid by then. I have a strong...
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    I am 23 and I used to work with this man, who I will call Todd, for over a year. I've known him for 2 years now. He is 35. Up until recently, he's been married for several years...
    ImJustMe81406 ImJustMe81406 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I was married to a cop for two years. We had a beautiful son together and I wouldn't trade him for the world. But to be honest my life with my husband was hell. He was cold...
    kbg1992 kbg1992 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    I have about two people that I can tell my story, and just two. One is my best friend since middle school, and I've explained to her everything. The other is my younger sister, but...
    PictureNoelle PictureNoelle 18-21 1 Response Mar 21

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    Our relationship was mostly online through the game second life. We would talk on the phone, web cam, and text as well.... For the first 3 1 2 years, we would talk online 2 times a...
    caddriss caddriss 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    It all started when I was 13. I had no other way to school as I lived half an hour away to the closest high school so I caught a private bus to and from school every day with other...
    unknown331 unknown331 16-17 1 Response Mar 24

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    My abuse started when I was married to my ex-husband. He would make me call him in late for work and then he would rape me. This went on for about three years. I also remember...
    randi123456 randi123456 56-60, F Mar 31

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    We began as co-workers. He was married; I was 5-year's divorced and stable with my independence/schooling/future. Throughout my life, I've been more of a listener than a sharer...
    nowunderwatertime nowunderwatertime 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    They say some girls you take home to mom, some girls you just take home. I'm 45 and have never gotten a marriage proposal. I finally put a "Do not disturb" sign on my pu**y and...
    sacredfire222 sacredfire222 41-45 42 mins ago

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    I am the wife of a sociopath bordering psychopath. I have a world of experience and am currently writing a book about my life with him. I have a site I just started...
    meandhim90 meandhim90 36-40, F Mar 31

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    I've been in a marriage to an narcissist for almost 25 years. It wasn't until recently that I realized it. All of the signs were there, but I guess I was in denial. He never...
    bint43 bint43 41-45, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I am a sociopath. I lie and cheat and steal and something rather. That's how a lot of stories here start. And well I think it would be hard to start another way. To pass up the...
    CoiledSnake CoiledSnake 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    I was reading this post that said: If you have feelings, guilt, or remorse, you are not a sociopath. This is the first time that I actually ended up not a sociopath. I have...
    Justme2387 Justme2387 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've finally come to terms with it. I manipulate, lie, cheat, and hurt without remorse, even gaining pleasure from it. Your mum just died? I don't give a sh*t. My best friend...
    monsterchic monsterchic 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    For me its all about knowledge & self awareness,thats what has me involving myself with these people.My only exposure of this b4 was to a female 20 some yrs ago who screwed me...
    bob350 bob350 56-60, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I was raised to be empathetic by my mother and ironically ended up a sociopath. Really I see no point in making this post honestly I find it hard to feel anything for anyone. I say...
    CameronKing CameronKing 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    People do matter to a sociopath I used to have this friend, he was the first who " mattered" to me. That's my version of "love". I met him thru a mutual friend. I knew I was going...
    Justme2387 Justme2387 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I wouldn't say I'm compassionate, maybe idk, but I do try to help people best I can and it makes me happy when I do help them but I don't know if that's necessarily compassionate...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    And I am just saying this because it came to mind. I think my mother made me a sociopath, and no Dr. Phil stuff really. She always has a problem, usually a painful one, so I...
    TheObviousAnswer TheObviousAnswer 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 7

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    I have no fear and I don't like the profile they give my type. I'm a sociopath and I don't lie to gain. I tell the truth to get what I need. I don't work because I can't find a job...
    Bwlane Bwlane 36-40 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Is it possible for sociopaths to feel some level of legitimate connection to people? To actually care about someone? Have a real friend that they choose not to hurt?
    PenandMind PenandMind 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    People, People, People, Lets all be friends, I read these stories for the fun. Let it be that. When I'm bored, I'll read some and the comments, leave one if I want or some will...
    Justme2387 Justme2387 41-45, F Apr 11

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    Sociopath....**** it, its better than no path like some of you.
    CharleighBrazil CharleighBrazil 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I heard you died the other day. I sent an arrangement of flowers to your funeral. I laughed a little, because you were allergic. Hopefully your loved ones see the irony. People...
    WhoAmI613 WhoAmI613 22-25, F Apr 4

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    I watch your reflection in the faucet. I don't know how you do it. Dress up and go outside. For someone else. How have you roped me into this? I don't like rap music, nor do I like...
    WhoAmI613 WhoAmI613 22-25, F Mar 21

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    I don't know why but I seem to always hurt the people I am romantically involved with. After the relationship is over, which I always end, I do things to really hurt them. I cheat...
    taylort1720 taylort1720 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Hey what's up? It's 420 time and I am going to see where this thing goes. May be a long and rambling rant. So the other day I had to pick up my kids from church. They go I don't...
    Justme2387 Justme2387 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I abandoned my cats the other day. Drove to the middle of nowhere, dumped them off, drove away. I'm tired of trying to find an apartment that will allow them. Told everyone I...
    WhoAmI613 WhoAmI613 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    So earlier today I posted a story about a cat or dog (read if you want) and was reminded of some good memories. One day my father was teaching me to drive on these back roads and a...
    Justme2387 Justme2387 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I must be in the mood to write tonight so here I go ... I was just thinking if I could have in conversation with God Here is how I think it would go... I would tell him I like...
    Justme2387 Justme2387 41-45, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I wonder how many people in this group actually was diagnosed.
    b0r3d b0r3d 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    To complicate matters, I am also married. But I am madly attracted to a male coworker. We are both married teachers and have adjacent classrooms. I've known him for four years and...
    Keeks1 Keeks1 41-45 Mar 26

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    I am married for 7 years with one lovely daughter. From day 1, I knew I can never give him the love that I had for my ex boyfriend whom I left because I thought he has someone. My...
    icanneverhaveu icanneverhaveu 26-30 Mar 27

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    ...and he is not my husband! I fell out of love with my husband 5 years(?) into the marriage. He traveled a lot with his job and we were in the middle of building our home,leaving...
    SweetPeaLove SweetPeaLove 51-55, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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